2012 Middle Leaders Workshop Resources

Term 1 2nd April 2012
Presenter Irene Andersen
National Literacy Team
Auckland University


PISA report:
Click on “Education Counts” and scroll down the page to the PDF
(PISA 2009: Our 21st century learners at age 15)

The Literacy Learning Progressions
Presenter Nicola Riley

Secondary Pathways Facilitator
Auckland University

Key Messages
Presenter Lesley Pearce
National Co-ordinator Technology Auckland University

Navigation map for leaders.
Links to all the major resources

2011 HOD workshop resources

Term 3 5th September 2011
Session 1
Presenter Gabrielle Ashton

Session 2
Curriculum updates up to September 1st
Presenter Lesley Pearce

Programme Planning for Year 12 level 7 of the curriculum

Step ups from level 1 to level 2 Achievemnet Standards

Session 3
Presenter Garth

Session 4 Presenter Ann

Term 2 16th May 2011
Curriculum updates

Powerpoint; Literacy in the Technology Curriculum
Questioning by Lesley Pearce
Worksheet and suggested answers for sentance starters.

Power point by Gabrielle Ashton

Worksheet for 3.6. What questions should a student ask of their technologist?

Paul Adams
Paul has kindly shared his powerpoint

Visit Techlink for the case study:
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Curriculum Updates.
March 2011. Includes:
NZQA web directory - where everything is
External assessment specifications for level 1
Technology is compulsory to year 10

Technology and Literacy
Powerpoint 1 - Session 1 Literacy by Gabrielle Ashton
Powerpoint 2 - Literacy in the Technology Curriculum by Aaron Wilson

How do we get data?
What questions should we be asking of data?

Term 2 May 16th 2011
Theme: Literacy in the Technology Curriculum

Thomas Thwaites. Making a toaster.
Reverse engineering.
How do we cultivate this enthusiasm to explore and
understand the worlds our students live in?
What questions did Thomas ask him self in order to develop his own toaster?
If you were to make an exisiting product what questions would you be asking of yourself?

Teaching as Inquiry

An effective pedagogy
Page 35 of The New Zealand Curriculum describes teaching as a process of inquiry.

In this ongoing, cyclical process, teachers constantly ask themselves where their students are in their learning, how they can help them progress, and how their teaching impacts on the students’ learning

A chart put together by Shirley Beazley Team Solutions. To be used by individual teachers to inquiry into
their own teaching

Chart to explain how the student is at the centre of teaching as inquiry. Focus inquiry, Teaching inquiry,
and Learning inquiry.

Possible questions to think about each inquiry stage.

Using Teaching as Inquiry to improve student outcomes with a technology staff focus
Teaching as inquiry places importance on teachers prioritising what and how they teach, based on the needs of their students and making evidence-informed decisions about strategies that are most likely to work in meeting those needs, then checking how students responded to the teaching. It is a critical aspect of effective pedagogy as described in the NZC. The teaching as Inquiry cycle can guide us in finding out what we need to know about our staff and to inform their support and professional development needs in delivering the Technology Curriculum. The model is aimed at middle leaders designed to guide you through the steps of your own Teaching as Inquiry project.

As above but with the additions of some questions that could guide teachers and HOD thinking

Establishing goals and expectations. This dimension is about exercising leadership through the setting and communicating of goals for teacher and student learning.
The effect of this dimension is classified as having a significant educational effect.
• It requires leaders to establish the importance of goals
• Ensure goals are clear
• Develop staff commitment to the goals
A chart to guide goal setting.
CHALLENGE: HOD's to collaborate with department and bring it along to term 3;s worshop

Marshmallow Challenge

Tom Wujec gives an interesting TED talk about training people in team-work and engineering through building the tallest possible structures from 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 yard of string, and 1 yard of sticky-tape with a time limit of 18 minutes. They have a web site MarshmallowChallenge.com/ which gives some suggestions for conducting a challenge.

The marshmallow challenge:
A powerful technique for teams to improve their capacity to generate fresh ideas, build rapport, and master the skill of prototyping.